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Teaching the Neighborhoods Next Generation of Preservationists

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By Laura Shin New York City’s youngest residents are learning to be architects. Upper East Side and East Harlem elementary students are weaving words like “cornice” and “pediment” into their everyday vocabulary through the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts’ “Building Fun” program. “Growing up in New York City, I think it’s important [&hellip
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Mad Mania

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“Smart” TV and the Gray Flannel Ego By Ben Kessler Mad Men, like The Sopranos and The Wire before it, now enjoys a singular cultural status. Neither pop nor art, it is smart TV. And smart TV, we’re told, is not for analysis or even entertainment; it is to be dutifully let into our lives, [&hellip
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Tribeca Super Charged in Jewel and Art Thefts

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The 62-year-old superintendent of a Tribeca building on Washington Street was sentenced today three to nine years in state prison for stealing paintings and jewelry from building residents. According to the Manhattan DA, Mihaly Kovacsezics took art worth $13,365 from one resident, whose elderly aunt he befriended prior to her death, and $23,380 in jewelry [&hellip
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27-year-old Convicted in 2009 Lower Manhattan Office Building Homicide

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Joseph Pabon, a 27-year-old former handyman at a Rector Street skyscraper, was convicted on Monday, Apr. 2, of killing a 46-year-old co-worker in their office building and then allegedly stuffing her body in an air duct. According to a press release distributed by the city’s DA’s office, almost three years ago on the evening July [&hellip
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City & State’s Chris Bragg Wins Writer of the Year, and Laura Nahmias Nabs Runner-Up, at New York Press Association Awards

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From City & State Managing Editor Andrew J. Hawkins: Here at City & State, we don’t normally toot our own horns. But today we’ll make an exception. Two of our reporters, Chris Bragg and Laura Nahmias, were honored with the New York Press Association’s 2011 “Writer of the Year” distinction. Chris took home the top [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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By Laura Shin Just two days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japan Society in New York had raised $350,000 in relief funds. A year later, it has raised $12.5 million. As a cultural institution, fundraising isn’t one of the Japan Society’s primary functions. But Motoatsu Sakurai, president of the [&hellip
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Citing rising costs, Healthy NY closes its rolls

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ny1 Laura Nahmias reports this morning: As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to keep or toss parts of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, New York is confronting its own potential crisis over health costs. Healthy New York, the 12-year-old insurance program for individuals and small businesses, does not have enough money to cover [&hellip
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